Archives: Landlord and tenant – residential

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Eviction notice period – change

June 2021 | Landlord and tenant – residential

The government has announced that notice periods for residential evictions will be set at four months from 1 June 2021. The period was previously extended to six months as an emergency measure during the pandemic but this has now been reduced to four months. From 1 June 2021, notice periods that are currently six months …

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Right to rent checks – changes

May 2021 | Landlord and tenant – residential

Prior to letting out a property, L or their agent must check that a T or lodger can legally rent a residential property in England. These are known as the ‘right to rent’ checks. There are exceptions for certain classes of people (for example, Commonwealth citizens) but in general terms, before the start of a …

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Electrical safety regulations – enforcement

May 2021 | Landlord and tenant – residential

We reported in our March 2021 edition (p28) on the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 which provide that Ls of privately rented accommodation in England must comply with duties in relation to electrical installations. The regulations came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all new tenancies …

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